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# End of an era

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Paul O'Connell retires from all rugby with immediate effect
The former Ireland captain has called it a day.
Demolition begins on a Cork landmark in first stage of €50 million redevelopment
The full demolition of the Capitol Cinema in Cork city centre is expected to take three months.
Iconic Windmill Lane graffiti wall to be auctioned off for Movember
U2, the Rolling Stones and Sinéad O’Connor all recorded at the studio.
IRFU confirm Paul O'Connell's Ireland career is over
Mike McCarthy will replace O’Connell in the second row.
'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'
Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last of the seven Ballymun flats standing and today work began on its demolition.
The final Ballymun tower is to be demolished this Monday...
Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last remaining of one of Dublin’s most famous housing projects.
The 145-year-old New York toy shop made famous in Big has closed down
FAO Schwarz first opened its doors in New York in 1870.
Jeremy Clarkson: I'm so sorry Top Gear ended like this
The final episode of the show, as we currently know it, aired last night.
One of Man United's finest ever defenders has called time on an illustrious career
Rio Ferdinand has decided to hang up his boots.
A tribute to Munster legend Paul O'Connell in 38 epic pictures
The natural-born leader has enjoyed 14 incredible years with his native province.
World Cups, Muhammad Ali and the Mets: the 5 best sports moments from Mad Men
The iconic TV show airs its final episode this weekend.
The front page of today's Racing Post is an absolute gem
Well played everyone, well played.
"Accidental" Nigerian president loses election fight to 72-year-old former military man
Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential elections.
The final ever episode of Two and a Half Men aired and it was bonkers
Even more so than you would expect.
Watch Jon Stewart's emotional speech about quitting The Daily Show
Stewart is leaving the programme after sixteen years.
17 brilliant pictures of Steven Gerrard's career with Liverpool
What was your fondest memory of the Gerrard years?
Alan Pardew's colourful reign as Newcastle manager could be at an end - Reports
The Guardian have reported that Crystal Palace and Newcastle have agreed on compensation for the manager.
Bohs president says the club was 'lucky and privileged' to have Owen Heary as manager
Heary leaves after eight seasons at the club as a player and manager.
It's a sad day for rugby fans as Fox do their last ever top five
They were bound to run out of ideas eventually.
RTÉ is switching off Longwave 252 but don't worry, most listeners won't be affected
The service is “very expensive” and is “unsustainable” in terms of the RTÉ’s current financial position.
Opinion: Is the Clermont dynasty over before it ever really began?
They came, they saw, they squandered- the tale of Clermont rugby.
In pics: Ireland's heartbreaking defeat against England in WRWC semi-final
The dream of seeing Philip Doyle bow out after a World Cup final was dashed in emphatic style by England.
NBA legend Steve Nash thinks this season will be his last
The 40 year-old has seen injuries derail his time with the LA Lakers since he joined them two years ago.
How Twitter reacted to Bill O'Herlihy's final appearance on the RTÉ panel
#Okeydoke is trending in Ireland tonight.
5 reasons why Spain failed so badly at this World Cup
The defending champions went out at the group stages after a lacklustre performance against Chile last night.
Jeremy Paxman presents final Newsnight after 25 years
His final interview will be with London Mayor Boris Johnson so it’s bound to be entertaining.
Will we ever see the impulsive, electric likes of Brian O'Driscoll again?
We spoke with the outside centre’s Leinster and Ireland teammate Fergus McFadden, and old rival Paul Warwick, on rugby post-BOD.
Trophyless Barcelona set for 'profound changes'
‘There are some players that will not continue, but our philosophy won’t change,’ said the club’s president.
Clermont's 77-game unbeaten run at an end as champions Castres advance
Vern Cotter’s reign at the Auvergne club finished with defeat in the Top 14 semi-finals.
End of an era: Looking back on a first glimpse of Brian O'Driscoll in the flesh
Before BOD plays his last international in Ireland this week, come in and tell us your memories of watching him play.
Dublin's Screen Cinema looks VERY different this evening
The cinema has had a facelift and Dubliners are NOT happy about it.
Larry Gogan's Golden Hour gets the chop in 2fm schedule shake-up
The veteran broadcaster will now move to a weekend slot.
Paul McGuinness to step down as U2 manager
The band will have to continue With or Without Him (sorry).
Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign
The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.
102 jobs lost as Superquinn stores to be renamed SuperValu
Musgrave, which owns the two supermarkets, said it will try to find jobs for the 102 people who will lose their jobs.
Racing will get their money's worth out of ROG - O'Connell
The Munster, Ireland and Lions lock says Munster will be a strange place without Ronan O’Gara around.
Watch highlights from Alex Ferguson’s crazy final game at Man United
He was never going to sign off with a 0-0 draw, was he…
Reaction: Magnificent Munster fall just short of cracking Clermont
“They were dead after 60 minutes.” Said Ronan O’Gara after just failing to steer Munster to victory.
Donal Og Cusack: 'It's important for me to move onto the next challenge'
The iconic goalkeeper has confirmed that his career with the Cork hurlers has drawn to an end.
End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures
The country’s most capped player may have donned the green jersey for the last time after being dropped for the Six Nations meeting with France.